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GOP vice presidential pick Vance talks Appalachian ties in speech as resentment over memoir simmers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Newly minted vice presidential nominee JD Vance built his Wednesday night speech to the Republican National Convention around his own Appalachian roots, but it wasn't the first time he had shared his personal story. Long before he was a U.S.

WATCH: JD Vance accepts nomination to be Trump’s running mate at RNC

In his first prime-time address since Trump made his pick, Vance cast himself as fighter for a forgotten working class.

DeSantis: Abortion, marijuana amendments 'will make Florida more blue' and 'mess up the state'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday criticized two constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot in November.

Heavily armed security boats patrol winding Milwaukee River during GOP convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Instead of kayakers and tour boats, the summertime scene on the Milwaukee River has taken on a solemn tone this week during the Republican National Convention: Around-the-clock patrol boats, some with heavily armed officers.

How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the space station when it's retired

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will use a powerful, souped-up capsule to shove the International Space Station out of orbit once time is up for the sprawling lab.

Student protesters vow 'complete shutdown' in Bangladesh as clashes continue

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police clashed Thursday with student protesters attempting to impose a “complete shutdown” in Bangladesh’s capital, following days of violent confrontations during demonstrations over a system of allocating government jobs.

EPA watchdog investigating delays in how the agency used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

The EPA's Inspector General is investigating why the agency didn't get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment last year.

Florida teenager 'lucky to be alive' after being struck by lightning while doing yard work

A Florida teenager said he is "lucky to be alive" after he was struck by lightning while he was doing a neighbor's yard work during a storm.

Energy Department announces $14M battery recycling program

A new initiative by the Biden administration makes it easier for people to recycle most battery-powered electronics.

Terrell Davis details 'deplorable' treatment, handcuffing on United flight: 'My dignity was stripped from me'

"I just tapped him on his shoulder, but he swings his arm back and says, 'Don't hit me.' And I'm like, 'Dude, I didn't hit you.

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President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19

President Joe Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a speaker at the UnidosUS annual conference broadcast on the White House’s YouTube channel.

Trump campaign GoFundMe for rally shooting victims raises more than $2 million

Former President Trump’s campaign raised more than $2 million through a GoFundMe campaign this weekend for the victims of the Trump rally shooting in Butler, Pa.

Las Vegas locals, tourists gather to watch The Mirage Volcano erupt one last time

Locals and tourists gathered on the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday night to watch the iconic Mirage Volcano erupt for the last time before the resort closes.

Does Project 2025 propose eliminating overtime pay?

A number of former Trump administration officials, including Ben Carson and Ken Cuccinelli, were contributors to the plan.

1 in 30 million: Rare orange lobster found at Red Lobster in Colorado

An extremely rare orange lobster with a genetic mutation avoided a trip to the dinner table after it was delivered to a Red Lobster in Colorado.

Housing costs have nearly doubled in swing states since 2020

In swing states, the median monthly is at an all-time high of $2,161, up 92% since the 2020 election.

Hundreds gather to remember former fire chief fatally shot at Trump rally in Pennsylvania

SARVAR, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday to remember the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump in a rural area of Pennsylvania shaken by violence perpetrated by a local 20-year-old man.

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas

President Joe Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a speaker at the UnidosUS annual conference broadcast on the White House's YouTube channel.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon wants to be Treasury secretary: O’Leary

"Shark Tank” investor Kevin O'Leary says JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon wants the Treasury secretary job under Trump's administration.

Terrell Davis details 'deplorable' treatment, handcuffing on United flight: 'My dignity was stripped from me'

"I just tapped him on his shoulder, but he swings his arm back and says, 'Don't hit me.' And I'm like, 'Dude, I didn't hit you.

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Law enforcement warns of hugging robbers in Southern California

While two people have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Orange County earlier this month, authorities are warning Southern Californians to be vigilant of approaching strangers who appear to want a hug.

Pacific island leaders agree to enhance Japan's role in the region amid growing China influence

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of 18 Pacific island nations and areas agreed to an enhanced role of Japan in the region's development while opposing any attempted coercive activity, in a joint declaration adopted at their summit Thursday, as Tokyo seeks greater engagement to counter China's influence.

Multiple failures, multiple investigations: Unraveling the attempted assassination of Donald Trump

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The young man was pacing around the edges of the Donald Trump campaign rally, shouldering a big backpack and peering into the lens of a rangefinder toward the rooftops behind the stage where the former president would stand within the hour.

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection.

See the Oval Office display featured at the RNC

There are plenty of sights to be seen at the RNC, but none make you feel as presidential as this one.

Trump shooter’s Discord presence suggests Thomas Crooks' preference for anonymity, experts say: What it means

Would-be assassin Thomas Matthew Crooks knew he was going to die and wanted to go out with a 'splash,' retired FBI agent Jim Clemente told Fox News Digital.

Security expert rips Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle's 'sloped roof' excuse

An executive security expert tore into Secret Service chief Kimberly Cheatle for failing to protect former President Trump on Saturday and said she must resign.

Evictions rising across Southwest, dropping in Northeast: Data

Half of the cities with the largest eviction surges are in the Southwest: Las Vegas, Houston and Phoenix.

GOP senators confront Secret Service chief at RNC after Trump shooting

A video show Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aggressively confronting the head of the Secret Service at the Republican National Convention, just days after the assassination attempt against former President Trump put the agency under intense scrutiny.

Appeals court refuses to lift order blocking rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift a judge's order temporarily blocking the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students. The ruling from the 6th U.S.